5 yrs to 11 yrs - Cub Scouts

Cub Scout
Welcome

Cub Scout Packs in the Everglades District are located in Southern region of Palm Beach County, from Southern Blvd. south to the Palm Beach County Line.  

Scouting is fun with a purpose, and the purpose is to raise boys who respect themselves and others, and who have strong character.

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 Why kids like Cub Scouts
 
                   “We do fun stuff.” 
              “We get to make stuff.” 
“We win awards.” 
“We go to cool places” 
“I get to be with my friends.” 
“We help people.” 
“Camping is fun.” 
“We visit the police and firemen.”
 
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Why parents like Cub Scouts

 

·         Builds a child's self esteem and builds character through Core Values

·         Kids have fun learning practical skills and knowledge

·         Lots of recognition for achievements

·         Trips to enjoyable places you might not get to otherwise

·         Meet other families with similar interests

·         Learn about community

·         Easy participation in high-quality events without doing it all yourself

·         Family camping - and you don’t have to cook any meals – sign me up!



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We are Active!

Cub Scouts is dedicated to lively Cub Scout experiences with activities that capture the interest of boys yet are fun for the entire family, including siblings.  Our Cub Scouts learn essential skills and enjoyment of outdoor activities, community involvement, personal safety, sports, academics, and the environment.

Here are some District & Council activities we’ve done and are planning:

  • Pinewood Derby (model car racing) 
  • Flag Ceremonies 
  • Marching in Parades 
  • Webelos Woods 
  • District Family Campouts 
  • Scout Night (Campouts at Sports Venues)
  • Cub Scout Summer Day Camp 
  • Cub Scout Resident Camp
  • Mega Scout Show 
  • Hiking 
  • Conservation Projects 
  • South Florida Fair 
  • Scouting for Food (Service Project) 
  • Sand Sifters (Service Project)
  • Camp Cards Sales (Fundraisers)
  • Popcorn Sales (Fundraisers)
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Campouts

Most Packs offer the opportunity to participate in Cub Scout camping one to two times per year or more where boys participate in hiking, canoeing, archery, and environmental skills. 

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Advancements


















One of Scouting’s biggest benefits is the structured exposure to skills and practical knowledge needed in family, career and community. Many of the projects in our Packs help boys earn recognition for their advancements in over 70 different skills/activities.






The youngest Scouts can complete adventures, go camping and complete family activities

As Scouts grow, they progress from rank to rank, learning new skills as they go. Each of the ranks and awards in Scouting has its own requirements. As Scouts get older and advance, the requirements become more challenging to match newfound skills and abilities.

Each Scout progresses at their own pace as they meet each challenge.

 Rank advancement is one method used by Scout 

leaders to help Scouts fulfill the aims of Scouting: character 

development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness.


Weblos and the Arrow of Lights are the oldest Scouts and they can earn 20 pins signifying their proficiency in Physical, Mental, Community, Technology, and Outdoor activities.  The Webelos and Arrow of Light programs also prepare the scouts to join Boy or Family Scouts at the end of fifth grade. 

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Cub Scout activities are based on The Scout Law!

A Scout is 
September - Trustworthy October - Loyal
November - Helpful December - Friendly
January - Courteous February - Kind  March - Obedient April - Cheerful
May - Thrifty June - Brave 
July - Clean August - Reverent

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Cub Scouts Packs are NOT . . .

Exclusive – We welcome children and families of all backgrounds. 

Particularly Religious – Scouting intentionally embraces all religions and offers achievement awards for learning about 25 of the world’s religions. 

Day Care – Even if you can’t help out very much, you should attend the meetings and events and be with your son. Our activities are parent / child oriented.

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Who we ARE
 
How we’re organized
Our packs usually have about 35-40 boys organized by dens.  Each den has 5 to 7 boys of similar grade level.  Dens are a great way to make and stay in touch with friends.  Boys may join at any grade.
  • Kindergarteners are in Lions
  • 1st – graders are in Tigers
  • 2nd – graders are in Wolves
  • 3rd – graders are in Bears
  • 4th- graders are Webelos
  • 5th – graders are Arrow of Light

Our leadership is all volunteers made up of mothers and fathers, grandparents, and guardians.

Meetings

Dens meet two to four times per month where children play games, make crafts and participate in activities which are requirements for advancement awards. Pack meetings are one evening a month, and feature award recognition and fun activities.
 
 
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Cub Scouts are open to ALL

Cub Scout Packs are open to all boys and girls between kindergarten and fifth grades. Children may join the pack at any time, whether or not they’ve belonged to a pack before.

Dues vary with Packs. Uniforms are available at the Scout Shop for an additional cost. Dues cover most expenses for the boy throughout the year, including pack membership, awards and patches, various materials, and a subscription to the national Scouting magazine, Boy’s Life.

Our affiliations – Each Pack is part of the Everglades District, which is part of the Gulf Stream Council, Boy Scouts of America. We are non-denominational.

 

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 How to Join

 

Membership is open to all Kindergarten – 5th grade.

Contact: Brett Dean

Everglades District Executive
561-694-8585  x221 or www.brett.dean@scouting.org

Check below to find a pack in your area or
 
Everglades District
Gulf Stream Council
Boy Scouts of America
 
BSA
 

8335 N. Military Trail

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410